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G&L L2000

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Felix Riley, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. Felix Riley

    Felix Riley

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    I tried this bass today and loved it, but should I make the leap? Any reviews out there saying good on this instrument? Any naysayers thinking it has problems? Anyway, I am thinking of buying it because I am looking for A Justin Chancellor/Mike Starr sort of tone. Will I get that with the L2000?
  2. Andy_D

    Andy_D Supporting Member

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    Well if you loved it then go for it. You heard the tones when you played it.
  3. gbrooding

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    If you lower the action on the g&l it can get pretty close to the Wal sound which may be what you are looking for. I have one and like it a lot
  4. snyderz

    snyderz Supporting Member

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    Is it new or used? US or Tribute? Price?
  5. cableguy

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    I have a 81 G&L L1000 with an added MDF pup so it's almost an L2000. Great bass that I will never sell. However to get a Mike Starr tone it's Ampeg+Spector. I have a Spector NS2A and it get's that tone in Spades.... But you can not go wrong with a G&L. It just may not get that exact tone, close, but not exact.
  6. leegreenman

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    The L2000 is one of the most versatile basses around.
  7. Felix Riley

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    It was a US made one, for around 1300
  8. snyderz

    snyderz Supporting Member

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    The only reason I asked is that as mentioned above, the L2K is an amazing instrument, but the used market is usually pretty soft. If you like the L2K, you can often snag one in the $800 range.
  9. pappas0211

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    A L2k is a great bass. I have a L2K and a L2500. The thing about these is the neck size. That one you played, do you know if it was a P size or a J size neck? I bought a L2K from a buddy and it had the P size neck on it. I loved it, but couldn't totally grasp it because of the size. Then, I found a J sized neck here on TB, and it's the perfect bass for me. And snderz is right. The used market for these things are soft. I don't think I would spend $1300 on a new one, which you didn't custom order, when they pop up here all the time for around $800. I paid $750 for mine.
  10. pappas0211

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  11. mmbongo

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    Great basses, but it sounds like you want a Spector.
  12. smcd

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    That's an ok price if you're buying brand new.
  13. Felix Riley

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    Who has one of these available used for that price? Please respond, as I am pulling the trigger on this one.
  14. Selta

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    They pop up pretty regularly here on TB for that much, as well as eBay. Here's one in fact that may be available:
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f126/gandl-g-l-l2000-redburst-jazz-neck-matching-hs-$775-shipped-1033745/
  15. pappas0211

    pappas0211 Supporting Member

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    Actually, that's the one I bought and is up in the picture I posted. But, keep an eye out. They do come up here.
  16. EdgeXXL

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    I just bought one today out of the TB classifieds for way less than you are paying for that new one. Use the search feature as there may be more out there.
  17. ac11367

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    Here's mine. Plenty of mojo and sound variety, easy to play, but does not stand out in a band setting as much as my G&L SB2 would, especially with notes coming from the g-string. I'm looking to trade the L2000 soon for a Fender.
  18. pappas0211

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    Do you use it in passive ? I know if you have a SB-2, which I would die for, it's passive also. But, I found my L2K kills in passive. I honestly haven't really used the active in a band setting, then again I haven't played in a band setting since August.
  19. Major Softie

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    Yes, there is someone selling one for that kind of money.

    PM'd.
  20. ac11367

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    My L2000 also operates on passive most of the time, as it does not get much of a boost when active mode is engaged. No doubt that the sound is noticeable in a band setting, but it is just not as full as that of my SB2, which can make any weak-minded guitard curl up in a fetal position. :bassist:

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